• CHARLES CALDWELL - Remember Me LP
FAT POSSUM RECORDS
It would be easy to ignore anyone who suggested that Charles Caldwell’s life wasn’t an embodiment of the blues. He was born poor in the farmlands of Mississippi, held on to one guitar for 47 years, accepted alcohol instead of money for his performances, repeatedly fell into strange misadventures (probably due to his payment plan), and got a deal for a record he barely had time to finish before dying at the age of 60. We’ve got 11 tracks of this traditional blues player, then, collected (of course) by Fat Possum Records on the album Remember Me. Caldwell’s bio reads like The Blues Story, but he’s managed to turn out his own sound.